ECMS

Please check back frequently for updates and additions throughout the summer months.

FAQs

TIMING FOR FALL SEMESTER

Updated 9-17-2020

Will Fall Classes Start on time?

Yes, the first day of classes for most programs was Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and we will follow the planned academic calendar for the remainder of the semester.

INSTRUCTION

Updated 9-17-2020

Will I have the opportunity to have in-person lessons or classes this fall?

Offerings that are approved for fin-person instruction are:

  • Primary studio lessons,
  • Group lessons,
  • Chamber music and ensembles.

Final decisions on the in-person nature of lessons and ensembles have been made by your teacher.

Updated 7-30-2020

What if I don’t feel comfortable, or am unable to return to campus in person?

All students will have the option to continue with private lessons online.

Updated 9-17-2020

New Horizons

New Horizons ensembles are offered online only via Zoom. Please view the New Horizons program page and contact your instructor for detailed information!

https://www.esm.rochester.edu/community/programs/newhorizons/

Updated 9-17-2020

Early Childhood

The Fall 2020 Early Childhood classes will be held online beginning on Saturday, September 26 for a shortened 6-week session. Please check the program page for more information:

https://www.esm.rochester.edu/community/programs/preschool/

Updated 8-21-2020

Theory in Motion

Theory in Motion will be offered in a hybrid mode meeting both online and in person in Fall 2020. Please visit the course page for more information: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/community/course/theory-in-motion/

Updated 7-30-2020

Will some classes still be held online this fall?

All Theory classes, Music History, and other academic non-performance classes will be offered online at their usual class meeting times.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Updated 9-17-2020

How do I fill out a daily health form so I can enter the Eastman campus?

To ensure the health and safety of the Eastman Community Music School students and families, we are requiring a health screening, called ECMS Health Scan, for all individuals reporting to the Eastman campus, found here: https://healthlab.urmc.rochester.edu/ecms

ECMS faculty and staff, as well as students and family members with an employment relationship to the University of Rochester, should continue to use the University’s Dr. Chatbot system, while all other ECMS students and families should use this tool.

This daily health screening was developed in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center.

For help with the ECMS Health Scan, please call 585-275-2000 or email univithelp@rochester.edu

What guidelines will Eastman be setting in place regarding safety?

Guidelines include:

  • Continued social distancing including no less than six feet between individuals in all locations including classrooms, faculty studios, and rehearsal/performance venues;
  • Wearing protective masks as required
  • Monitoring of traffic in entrances/exits, hallways, elevators, and other spaces to limit density of individuals at bottleneck spaces;
  • Increased attention to ongoing cleaning and disinfecting

What cleaning measures are taking place?

Currently, all solid surfaces in commons areas are wiped down daily as part of general cleaning routines.  The reopening protocol will involve increased cleaning efforts in accordance with CDC and University guidance.  Large room sanitizing machines (electro-static foggers) have been purchased and their use will also be guided by mandates and University guidance.

There will be an overall focus on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including the following:

  • Mask wearing as required
  • Added hand sanitizer deployed to classrooms and other areas of high traffic
  • Wipes available for end-user personal cleaning of classroom chairs and workstations
  • Plexiglas shield installations at the Welcome Center
  • All communal instrument use (other than pianos and organs) under evaluation

What safety precautions are you taking to ensure our students are protected while on campus?

As part of our overall focus on social distancing and de-densifying campus communal spaces, the following items are under consideration for the fall semester:

  • A reduction in classroom and other occupancies
  • Possible changes in interior traffic routes
  • Distance markings on floors and signage where queuing takes place
  • Limited numbers in elevators and restrooms
  • Possible closings of areas of congregation such as the waiting rooms
  • There may be timing intervals established for class changes.
  • There will be no change to our single point of entry policy given our continued commitment to campus safety
  • Events involving in-person activity on campus will be limited by occupancy guidelines in place at the time

Visitors to the Eastman campus will be significantly restricted.

ACCESS TO FACILITIES

Updated 9-17-2020

What should I do before coming to ECMS?

To ensure the health and safety of the Eastman Community Music School students and families, we are requiring a health screening, called ECMS Health Scan, for all individuals reporting to the Eastman campus, found here: https://healthlab.urmc.rochester.edu/ecms

ECMS faculty and staff, as well as students and family members with an employment relationship to the University of Rochester, should continue to use the University’s Dr. Chatbot system, while all other ECMS students and families should use this tool.

This daily health screening was developed in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center.

For help with the ECMS Health Scan, please call 585-275-2000 or email univithelp@rochester.edu

**Any additional questions regarding ECMS should be directed to:
Eastman Community Music School

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